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October 2018
Free

New Works: Tim Seibles, Safiya Sinclair and Jacqueline Allen Trimble

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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October 9 New Works

Enjoy a display of exceptional poetry showcasing new collections by Cave Canem faculty member Tim Seibles, friend Safiya Sinclair and fellow Jacqueline Allen Trimble. Heralded by Martin Espada as "a poet of extraordinary sensitivity," Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently One Turn Around the Sun (Etruscan Press, 2017). Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), which Publisher's Weekly calls a “stunning debut collection.” Jacqueline Allen Trimble's debut collection American Happiness was published by NewSouth Books in 2016...

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$10.00

Self-care, Vulnerability and Resilience: Disarming Intersectional Microaggressions with Nicole L. Jackson, Ph.D.

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Thirty years ago, Audre Lorde described the act of self-care as a fundamental tool to combat oppressive forces, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Today, her words echo with a timely refrain in a U.S. political landscape fraught with the promotion of myopic agendas and the devaluation of anyone not White, able-bodied, heterosexual, cisgender, and male. This workshop will focus on the factors that buffer against and dismantle the…

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New Works: Marcus Jackson, Amanda Johnston and Dustin Pearson

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House,
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Come celebrate the recent publications of new work by three extraordinary Cave Canem poets. Marcus Jackson is the author of Neighborhood Register (CavanKerry Press, 2011) and most recently, Pardon My Heart (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2018), of which Peter Covino feted as "a lyrically complex, beautifully integrated collection." Amanda Johnston's debut Another Way to Say Enter  (Argus House Press, 2017) holds poems that possess "A beautifully crafted, fierce and compelling voice" as said by Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte. Dustin Pearson is the author of Millennial Roost ...

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$10.00

Boarding the Voyage: A Lecture by Robin Coste Lewis

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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In this lecture, Robin Coste Lewis will read her lyrical essay, “Boarding the Voyage: The Archive as Altar, Research as Ritual,” which explores how research and literary efforts toward social change can transform from scholarly engagement to acts of communal devotion. More particularly, the reading will focus on how excavations of race, gender, and desire—and the writing those findings engender—can be metaphorical expressions of faith, and a reclamation of lost deities. The cost to attend this lecture is $10. To register, please…

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$10.00

The Race Within Erasure: A Master Class with Robin Coste Lewis

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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The valiant practice of poetic erasure has enjoyed more accolades in recent years, but the genre isn't new, nor is it specific to poetry. In fact, erasure can be seen everywhere, in every genre and artistic medium—not just poetry—and certainly not only in the literary arts. In every way—historically, politically, aesthetically—we are constantly erasing and being erased. Entire nations and histories, even categories of identity, come and go in both fluid and violent ways. Indeed, one could argue the entire…

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November 2018
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

November 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Enjoy a lively night of poetry with Cave Canem fellows Sean Des Vignes, Joel Dias-Porter and Omotara James as they share work in celebration of the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983. This presentation is part of the Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public.

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Time Keeping and Time Travel: A Reading

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Enjoy a night of poetry with the participants in Anastacia-Reneé's workshop “Time Keeping and Time Travel” as they share new poems that bend, restructure and reimagine “form." Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.         Cave Canem's third-floor loft space at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York is mobility-accessible with an elevator at the main entrance to the building. When planning to attend an event at our Brooklyn headquarters, please call 718.858.0000 to let us know that…

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Procedures, Discomforts and Retellings: A Reading

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs' workshop “Procedures, Discomforts and Retellings” as they share new work honed in fall sessions that explore what inspires them to write. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.

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Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Julian Randall

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYU Lillian Vernon House,
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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New Works Nov 29th

Hear 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Julian Randall read from his debut Refuse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) of which the final prize judge Vievee Francis says, "Ultimately, these poems renounce. Randall’s work speaks to his refusal to abide by the expected boundaries and binaries set out for him." Vievee Francis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, honorable mention for Stepmotherland, and Shayla Lawson, honorable mention for Ti Ador(n)o, kick off the evening with introductory readings.

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December 2018
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Join us for an evening of exceptional poetry with Cave Canem fellows Hafizah Geter, Cynthia Manick and Nicholas Nichols, who read as part of a celebration of Brooklyn-based artists and the Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983. This presentation is part of the Museum's First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public. Born in Zaria, Nigeria,…

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